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Read Write Inc. Fresh Start

Read Write Inc. Fresh Start - New Edition

Give your struggling pupils a Fresh Start in reading and writing

Read Write Inc. Fresh Start is a catch-up and intervention programme with proven results, for 9 to 13-year-olds still learning to read. It teaches pupils to read accurately and fluently with good comprehension, to spell correctly and compose their ideas for writing step-by-step.

Developed by Ruth Miskin, Read Write Inc. Fresh Start uses a proven phonics-based approach and:

  • Accelerates pupils’ progress with finely levelled Modules, supplemented by age-appropriate Anthologies.
  • Engages pupils with high-interest, age-appropriate reading and writing materials that are matched to their increasing knowledge of phonics and ‘tricky’ words.
  • Supports EAL pupils with a greater emphasis on comprehension, as well as revised punctuation, vocabulary and grammar activities.
  • Includes a clear structure to help you fit Fresh Start into your timetable, with step-by-step teacher guidance for all lessons and with day-by-day lesson plans that integrate all reading and writing activities.

Comprehensive training for Fresh Start is provided by Ruth Miskin Training.

Series contains:

  • 1 Teacher Handbook
  • 1 Introductory Module Book
  • 33 Module Books
  • 7 Anthologies
  • 3 sets of Speed Sounds Cards
  • Picture Sounds Cards
  • Simple Speed Sounds and Complex Speeds Sounds posters
  • Green and Red Word Cards
  • New Module Green Word Cards
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EEF Trial results

Education Endowment Foundation.

EEF efficacy trial shows Fresh Start’s positive impact

The EEF reported that Fresh Start shows 'considerable promise as an effective catch-up intervention for low-attaining readers at the transition phase from primary to secondary school.' Pupils on Read Write Inc. Fresh Start made 3 months additional progress in reading, measured using the New Group Reading Test, during the five and a half month trial.

Read Write Inc. Fresh Start - New Edition

Unboxing video

Find out what's included in the Read Write Inc. Fresh Start Starter Pack.

Curriculum Chart

Curriculum Information

Find out how Read Write Inc. Fresh Start meets the requirements of the National Curriculum and supports assessment.

Ruth Miskin Training

Ruth Miskin Training offer courses to enable successful implementation of all the Read Write Inc. programmes including Fresh Start.

Read Write Inc course structure

NEW 2019 Ofsted Framework

See how Read Write Inc. Fresh Start supports the new Ofsted Framework.


  • "It's brilliant - Ofsted were over the moon! Confidence and self-esteem have really gone up and other teachers have noticed the difference."

    Julia Hepburn, Matthew Humberstone CE School, Cleethorpes

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